Tanglewood News July 23, 2021

We’re excited to announce our fall fundraiser! Twilight at Tanglewood: an evening, of birds, barbeque, and beverages. Saturday September 18th.

Sample local beers and wines, meet our avian ambassadors and learn their stories, enjoy a silent auction and liquor pull. Tickets are $40 per person – click here to purchase online, or call or visit the nature center to get your tickets.

Upcoming events:

  • Every Tuesday, 10am-11am. Drop-In Family Program. July 20th is Mad Science with Maggie! Come up to Tanglewood for fun, hands-on, science exploration on Tuesdays! Each week a new theme: Geocaching, Insect ID, How Tos of Lean Tos, etc. This will be a recurring program, every Tuesday morning from 10am-11am, June through August 17th. These programs are all outdoors.
  • Every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30. Gentle outdoor yoga with Danyell. Ideal for those new to yoga and focusing on more accessible positions, this gentle and supportive class welcomes individuals and families. Individuals $5/the whole family for $10.
  • Saturday July 24th, starting at 8am. Run for the Hills Trail Race. ONLY EIGHT SPOTS LEFT!  NO DAY-OF REGISTRATIONS. A family friendly 5k and a more technical 10k. . Sign up online!  
  • Saturday August 7th, 11am-12pm. First Saturday Program: birds of a feather. Free. Meet up with Maggie and our amazing birds of prey for an outdoors presentation about birds, flight, and so much more. This is an all-ages program. BYO lawn chair or picnic blanket!

Our educators are traveling far and wide this summer to libraries around the region – visit your favorite library to enjoy an animal program!

  • Newark Valley NY Fri. July 30th, 10-11am
  • Waverly NY Thur. Aug. 5th, 2-3pm
  • Trumansburg NY Sat. Aug 7th, 11-12pm

What we’re exploring this week: 

  • Our friends at the FLLT have a moth talk that sounds…. intense: “moths take medicine to fight parasites, bubble poison from their necks, produce pheromones that can be smelled from over a mile away, or jam bat echolocation. We will also examine caterpillars with gills, stinky tentacles, and horns that squirt acid, as well as ones that throw their feces, and others that live inside regurgitated owl pellets.” Awesome. 
  • Hot pink flying squirrels, the podcast
  • The Finger Lakes are currently number 3 of 20! Vote for our wines! 

Be well and hike often. Share your photos and nature stories with us!

If you’re an online shopper, remember, you can always support Tanglewood (at no additional cost to you) by doing your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com. Look for us as Tanglewood Community Nature Center, Inc.

Reminder! Dogs are allowed at Personius Woods, but NOT on the trails by the nature center. We are preserving ground-nesting bird habitats and appreciate your cooperation. We encourage you to hike with your dogs along the streams, fields, and forests at Personius.